SDN is pleased to announce the premier edition of SDN/ Special Issue. This is a new web-based publication from SDN expands on the context of the visual exhibits on the website.
This first issue, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Africa, is written by Caterina Clerici, an Italian journalist now working in New York and a recent graduate from the Columbia School of Journalism.
The photographers in this issue -- Paolo Patruno, Yanina Manilova, Jessica Scranton, and Dominic Chavez -- had all submitted work to the December 2012 SDN Call for Entries for the Photography Fellowship in Africa. Their work is among a strong group of submissions dealing with this important subject and became the inspiration behind this first issue. Ms. Clerici also interviewed two experts on maternal health in Africa for -- Lynn Freedman and Therese McGinn, both from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Stay tuned for future SDN/Special Issues as we explore many of the other themes on the website. Other issues we are considering are the environmental effects of global warming, the Arab Spring, child labor, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, loss of traditional cultures and lifestyles, human trafficking, and many others.